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DEFINITION: Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) refers to satellite television (TV) systems in which the subscribers, or end users, receive signals directly from geostationary satellites. Signals are broadcast in digital format at microwave frequencies. DBS is the descendant of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services.A DBS subscriber installation consists of a dish antenna two to three feet (60 to 90 centimeters)  … 
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sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IDC crystallizes the economic benefits of IT service automation. Read on to learn the average annual benefits of IT service automation over five years.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Improve Quality of Care with All-Flash Storage in EHR
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: With the introduction of all-flash storage technology, mission-critical healthcare applications such as EHR and VDI can experience unparalleled performance and availability. Read now to learn how you can take advantage of all-flash storage to enable improvements in patient care and clinical efficiencies.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

Pure Storage

In demand: the culture of online service provision
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ANALYST REPORT: Providing the platforms to support online applications is a must for most organisations. For those pursuing a career in IT and seeking to gain the necessary accreditations, there are higher salaries on offer and an opportunity to be part of the future of IT, say analysts Bob Tarzey and Bernt Østergaard.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Intermedia Builds an Instant Security Operations Center and Speeds Business Processes
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates how Intermedia overcame its cloud security challenges and boosted productivity with data-driven analytics and incisive, enterprise-wide intelligence.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016


Investing in ITIL-Aligned ITSM Technology
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: If you believe in the benefits of ITIL, this eBook will help you connect the dots between people, processes, and technology to ensure your new ITSM initiative brings major improvements to your IT services. Read on to discover how to adopt fit-for-purpose ITSM.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016


IT jobswatch - opportunities in retail
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by show that during the fourth quarter of2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by retail organisations is up by5.1%.The growth indemand for IT staff in this sector shows 44.5% more vacancies being advertised than ayear ago.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

IT outsourcing: What to do when your contract is about to end
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Outsourcing contracts worth billions are up for renewal in the next few years. In this special report, Computer Weekly examines how unprecedented change is complicating the CIO's renewal decision.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

IT pay and bonus prospects in 2011
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Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

IT pay and recruitment report: Software houses and consultants
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by software houses and consultancies is up by 8.1%. The growth in demand for IT staff in this sector shows 27.3% more vacancies being advertised than a year ago.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

IBM Service Management: Visibility. Control. Automation
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: This brochure shows how IBM Service Management combines industry-leading software, hardware and services to deliver solutions that help today's organizations transform assets and infrastructure into smarter services and products that deliver greater business value.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Published: 25 Jun 2009


IBM System x x86 servers: Earning consistently high customer satisfaction through strength in hardware and support services
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of an exceptional support team.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Lenovo and Intel

IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM white paper will show you how you can help your organization manage incidents and problems, restore critical services, and minimize service desk calls in this white paper.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010


Identify and Leverage Your Existing Service Life Cycles
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief will illustrate the progression of service management since the 1990s, illuminate the hidden service life cycles and discuss how, once they are visible, we can start to make them work — to improve services and better align IT with business objectives.
Posted: 22 Jul 2010 | Published: 22 Jul 2010


Impact of Cloud on IT Consumption Models: Top 10 Insights
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reviews the conclusions from a survey of IT leaders around the world.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL
sponsored by Dell and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from Symantec™ provides a comprehensive management platform based on standardized IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes—facilitating the adoption of industry best practices and helping streamline and simplify IT management in enterprise data centers.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Symantec

Improving Help Desk Efficiency: Asset Management and Help Desk Optimization
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how asset discovery, and AssetWise Discovery software, plays a vital role in raising help desk efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction and resolving problems effectively.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008


IMS Interconnect: Peering, Roaming and Security - Part Two
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this white paper for an overview of IMS Interconnect and the security considerations to address in order to achieve the proper balance of access and security.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007


IMS Solution for Mobile Service Providers
sponsored by Alcatel
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a framework for providing much more than VoIP, it provides real multimedia services, combining text, images and video.
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006


Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With visible virtualization leadership, commitment, and cooperation, VMware and Trend Micro should be amongst the top choices as CIOs and CISOs choose their partners for their own cloud journeys. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

IT as a service provider: Accelerating business results
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how you can increase collaboration between business and IT, with a multi-cloud management technology. Read on to discover how it enables IT to take and maintain control over cloud operations, while seamlessly meeting all the needs of business users.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell Software

IT Management 2.0: Four Steps to Intelligently Fulfill Demand Across the IT Application and Service Delivery Lifecycle
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a process-based approach to managing application demand can finally help IT service organizations give their user base what they want—more revenue, more market share, and more customers.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

IT Service Assurance: Achieve proactive IT operations
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role of a command center in helping companies monitor and manage individual technologies and explains why a service-oriented approach is essential.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011


IT Service Excellence
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011


IT Service Management Case Study: Making The Transition From On Premises To SaaS With BMC
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study covers a company that took their outdated ITSM tools and used SaaS to improve their organization.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

BMC Software

IT Service Management: Lay the foundation for reliable IT operations and support
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: As companies strive to improve performance, they typically encounter several challenges along the way. This white paper describes a few of these obstacles and explains why a service-oriented, lifecycle-based approach to management is essential.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

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DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE DEFINITION (continued): …  in diameter, a conventional TV set, a signal converter placed next to the TV set, and a length of coaxial cable between the dish and the converter. The dish intercepts microwave signals directly from the satellite. The converter produces output that can be viewed on the TV receiver.A number of companies provide DBS and DTH service throughout the world. In the United States, DirecTV and EchoStar are the main vendors. Both of these corporations also provide satellite Internet service, which can be purchased for a monthly fee in addition to, or instead of, DBS TV service. In Canada, StarChoice and … 
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